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WHEREAS, the fundamental aim of the government is to develop the entire country through socio- economic upliftment of the inhabitants especially in this period of economic adjustment of our people;

WHEREAS, the primordial aim of development can be best achieved by creation of local government units which could, through faster administrative response, greatly contribute to the social, educational, cultural and economic needs of our people;

WHEREAS, in the execution of government programs geared towards the hastening up of progress throughout the land, close supervision by local officials is a necessity so as to enhance the development of the areas involved;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND, E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers in me vested by the Constitution, do hereby order and decree as part of the law of the land, the following:

Section 1. The following subdivisions known as DBP (FORMERLY ALMANZA), TS Cruz and BF Almanza in Barangay Almanza in the Municipality of Las Piñas, Metro Manila, is hereby detached and separated therefrom to form and constitute into a distinct and independent barangay which is created to be known as Barangay Almanza Dos without affecting in any manner the legal existence of the mother barangay.

Section 2. Except as hereinafter provided, all provisions of law, now or hereafter applicable to regular barangays, shall be applicable to Barangay Almanza Dos.

Section 3. The present elective barangay officials of Barangay Almanza shall continue to perform their duties until the barangay officials of said barangay shall have been appointed by the President. Such officials so appointed shall hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the regular elections for barangay officials following the issuance of this Decree and shall have qualified unless sooner removed at the pleasure of the President. Such appointive officers and employees as maybe necessary to organize or to complete the government personnel of Barangay Almanza Dos shall be appointed as provided for under existing laws.

Section 4. Upon the effectivity of this Decree, the proportionate share of Barangay Almanza Dos in the obligations, funds, assets and other property of Barangay Almanza shall be transferred by the President to the newly created barangay upon the recommendation of the Commission on Audit.

Section 5. All laws or parts of laws as well as all executive orders or regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

Section 6. This Decree shall take effect immediately.

Done in the City of Manila, this 3rd day of April, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Eight.

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